Option to password-protect folders in OneDrive for added security
Last week we announced a new feature called Personal Vault that will be available soon for OneDrive consumer accounts. See this blog post for more details.
We have no plans to bring Personal Vault to our Commercial customers at this time, but continue to make investments in advanced security features that are unique to the Commercial service.
Ayan Sarkar (Rabbit) commented
It would be very nice if the OneDrive folder in Windows 8+ PCs had an option to password protect it or atleast a 4 digit passcode like the Android app. Its like the link to the folder is there on the left hand bar and one click gives access to all my onedrive files to all the users of the PC.
I would find it very reassuring that should I lose my device any folders or information stored on One Drive would be protected. Presently I only need to click on the icon and my information is there for me, and also anyone who stole my phone / tablet.
support MS Office files that have been password protected
Frank Hagan commented
Especially for business plans, it could make OneDrive suitable for file sharing with customers.
Curve Appeal Fashion commented
I agree, we use one drive for our retail store back up and sharing docs, but there are docs i do not wish for every employee to see and would love to password protect them so not every employee can see them.
Ricky Day commented
Well said! Cannot believe a company that is soo concerned about our security haven't implemented this already.
Shameful really Microsoft.
Ricky Day commented
Please implement ability to password selected folders.
Yes this is an important feature .. please work on it :)
So what about protecting one or more folder with password? I know I have password for onedrive (hotmail account), but it's very likely I will login with my hotmail account from another computer (not mine, like at school) and It's possible I don't logout, or there is "keyloger" installed on pc... so at last some of my folders would be protected with extra password, an less I did access them from public location too..
Microsoft giving 1TB, or Unlimited space for onedrive, and I think protecting extra folders is very important..
How about functionality for password protected office documents for mobile devices.
I have no more votes left but if I did I'd vote for this. Great idea.
I agree. I'd bring this to a step higher and allow users to do a client-side encryption and with a per folder encryption key (password). So if I share some really sensitive data I can provide a key/password to receiving party, and a link, and not even Microsoft should have access to these files. Sure, we can encrypt on our own, but security should be built into apps/clients.
I agree! I send folders out daily in email, and with the sensitive nature of these emails, I'd rather have the folder password protected and then I can regulate who has access to the folders/files..
Would be nice if you can password protect any folders or files that you want to share.